Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1085

B&S UPDATE

BRINGING YOU THE STORIES BEHIND MUSIC + ESSENTIAL NEWS, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS...

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Michael Henderson : The Buddha Years Anthology

Here is a guy that was playing for Stevie Wonder at 15 years of age and Miles Davis at 19 years old! In addition to these two titans, he has also played and recorded with Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, the Dramatics, Doctor John, among many others

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Wynder K Frog : Shook Shimmy and Shake

Long before the Crazy Frog there was a much hipper one from the 60's named Wynder K Frog an all together much more palatable proposition, a Hammond organ maestro named Mick Weaver, who specialised in funky Soul Jazz

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Melvin Sparks

Melvin Sparks : Live At Nectar's

Melvin Sparks releases his posthumous live album and what a stone cold classic it is.The high intensity never drifts off course.

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Chick Corea : The Musician

The highlights are many fold whether it be joining forces with the terrifically on form and electrifying, John McLaughlin on 'Spirit Rides' or the hysterically comical Bobby McFerrin on 'I’ve Got The World On A String.'

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Norman Connors

Norman Connors : Valentine Love: The Buddah/Arista Anthology

Norman Connors is without doubt a towering figure who merged jazz and soul effortlessly into his own unique style.Sumptuous stuff indeed!

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Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (Alligator Records) @bluesandsoul.com

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (Alligator Records)

Elvin Bishop’s latest album, “Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio” features him on guitar and vocals and has a stripped down “live” good-time feel...

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Diazpora: Islands

Legere Recordings forge ahead with funk once more in the guise of veteran band, Diazpora and as they say 'the funk does not stand still, it's on a constant journey...

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TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND : LIVE FROM THE FOX OAKLAND

Described as the best Rock n Soul band in the world by Robert Elms I for one, tend to agree with him having witnessed their raw visceral power last year live...

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The Manhattans : I Kinda Missed You The Anthology 1973-1987

Fans of The Chi lites, Barry White,The Stylistics etc are going to love this choice retrospective,full of stirring string crescendos,fine harmonies and hefty arrangements

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Graham Central Station : Three Original Classic Funk Albums

Larry Graham, formerly of Sly and the Family Stone and the inventor of slap bass needs no introduction and funk afficionados and hopefully newcomers too, are going to be thrilled with this excellent release.

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